Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Jack B. Martin
Kathleen Joan Bragdon
The purpose of this paper is to describe the grammatical patterns of noun phrases in Tongan. This includes a variety of areas, ranging from very simple single-noun constructions up to complex phrases involving three nouns. My interest in this topic was motivated by the aura of mystery surrounding the language: Tongan's lack of overt morphology makes an in-depth analysis of the grammar and lexicon difficult, and the relatively small body of previous literature on the language gave me a minimal foundation on which to build.
Devane, Melissa, "The Syntax and Semantics of Tongan Noun Phrases" (2008). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 790.
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